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2014 Ford Fiesta 4-door sedan

Minicar

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
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  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.
2011 Ford Fiesta 4-door sedan shown
2011 Ford Fiesta 4-door sedan shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
M
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2014 models built after August 2013

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Injury measures
Head/neck
A
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
P
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Fiesta was introduced in the 2011 model year. Beginning with 2014 models built after August 2013, the standard autolock feature, which locks all doors when the vehicle speed exceeds 12 mph, was reprogrammed to prevent consumers from disabling this feature (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on or near the driver door). Drivers of cars built earlier can assure the same level of protection by keeping the autolock feature enabled for cars with power door locks or locking all doors manually. The small overlap frontal ratings also apply to the hatchback version of the Fiesta, also introduced in the 2011 model year.

Structure

The driver space was not maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the upper interior of 15-19 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel. Lower interior intrusion measured 18 cm at the hinge pillar.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the head and left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 12 cm to the right. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects, and the driver's seat tipped forward and toward the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Ford Fiesta
Weight 2,625 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length174 in.
Width68 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings29 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1343
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)18
Footrest (cm)12
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)11
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Steering column5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)19
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)17
Lower instrument panel (cm)15

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1343
Head
HIC-15509
Peak gs at hard contact77
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)43
Maximum Nij 0.56
Chest maximum compression (mm)21
Femur (kN)
Left2.7
Right1.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left4
Right2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.86
Right0.57
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left5.7
Right3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left88
Right81

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Ford Fiesta sedan was introduced in the 2011 model year. The frontal ratings also apply to the hatchback version of the Fiesta, also introduced in the 2011 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4-door
Weight 2,598 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length174 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings29 mpg city / 38 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1006
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)8
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1006
Head
HIC-15315
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)27
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.7
Femur force - right (kN)0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.31
Maximum tibia index - right0.34
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left66
Right64

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Ford Fiesta sedan was introduced in the 2011 model year. The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the hatchback version of the Fiesta, also introduced in 2011. Beginning with 2014 models, design changes were made to the seat-mounted side torso airbags for front seat occupants and to the front door structure and trim. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2014 model conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium 4-door
Weight 2,549 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase98 in.
Length174 in.
Width68 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings29 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1230
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-14.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1230
Head HIC-15292
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)55
Lateral force (kN)2.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)46
Average deflection (mm)35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.07
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.80
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.2
Acetabulum force (kN)3.0
Combined force (kN)5.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)34
A-P moment (Nm) 132

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1230
Head HIC-15136
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)2.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.52
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.3
Acetabulum force (kN)2.2
Combined force (kN)2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)37
A-P moment (Nm) 212

Applies to 2011-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,605 lbs
Peak force14,122 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.42
Tested vehicle
2011 Ford Fiesta SE 4-door sedan
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)11
Distance below top of head (mm)22
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.9
Head contact time (ms)45
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)419

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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